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Early Childhood Education ICL100201

Credits: BUHS 12, Sending Schools 3

Duration: Full Year

Grades: 11 & 12


During the first year of Early Childhood the focus will be on developing a fundamental understanding of early childhood education and preparing for work as an early childhood educator.  The work of an early childhood educator is creative and intentional.  Learning how to support the growth and development of young children through developmentally appropriate play experiences and practices enhances the success of the new early childhood educator.  Course content includes, developing effective communication and relationship-building skills with individuals and small groups, designing, implementing and assessing early childhood environments, creating lesson plans and program materials.  Topics include the history of early childhood education, advocacy, family centered early childhood education, program and curriculum models, as well as development of the self as a professional.  Students are required to participate in field work at local early childhood education programs.

Recommended:

Nutrition
Human Growth & Development
Integrating Performing Arts
Professional English I
Professional English 2

Prerequisite:

Students will need to have completed the equivalent credits to place them at the 11th grade level upon the time they enter the program. This means students need to have successfully completed a minimum two years of high school English; two years of high school math including Algebra, two years of Social Studies, one year of science, physical education and health requirements or the permission from the WRCC director to apply. Students must have completed at least one core general education high school English course related to the pathway with a grade of 70 or better they are eligible to apply for a program/pathway.
Recommended reading level: Grade 9


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